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4 Days In Dubrovnik - Old Town, Game Of Thrones Tour, Sunset Cruise, City Wall Walk & More!


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It's been just over a week since we've been back from Dubrovnik in Croatia and I think it's fair to say that I left a piece of my heart out there. We visited Dubrovnik for our 30th birthdays, just Adam and I, whilst Adam's Mum came to ours and kindly took care of our boys. It was actually Adam's parents that recommended it to us after they visited a couple of years before and as big Game Of Thrones fans and knowing that so many of the show's scenes were filmed there as well as Dubrovnik's Old Town actually being Kings Landing in the show, we were really excited to go and spend a few nights there. What I didn't expect for, was just how much we'd both fall in love with the charm of the city. 

Our Brand New White Modern / Scandinavian Style Kitchen and Dining Area


Getting a brand new kitchen had been a goal of mine for quite some time. I always dreamed of a white kitchen with a grey oak laminate floor and my Husband and I were always pinning our dream kitchens over on Pinterest, (luckily we both agreed on the type of kitchen we'd one day like to own). Earlier this year, after years of saving and dreaming, our dream became a reality - we finally got a start date on not only our kitchen makeover but also a two storey front side extension to go with it. Which has not only increased the size of our kitchen and dining space but has also given us a much bigger bedroom upstairs in the room that used to be our box-room, as well as a nice sized porch and a front door on the front of our house, rather than on the side like it was before. 

Getting to the stage we are now, where we are no longer having builders here every single day, living without a kitchen and with holes in the side of our house, plus spending all of our savings, hasn't been smooth sailing, but the end result has been so, so worth it all because we are absolutely thrilled with how it all looks -  it's exactly what we had envisioned and even more some. 

10 Best Things To See And Do In The Lake District

The Lake District is a favourite place of ours to visit, it's actually where Adam and I had our honeymoon back in 2012 and fell in love with it, we returned in 2013 after Ethan was born and then later returned in 2016 for a big family trip, this time with Logan also, and it was just as amazing as we had remembered. It's one of the most scenic, most beautiful places in the UK to visit and the views are absolutely outstanding. Today I am going to be sharing what I think are 10 of the best things to see and do whilst in the Lake District. 

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A Bit Of A Big Catch Up | Me and Mine June, July, August & September 2018

One of the many things that I've always enjoyed recording here on my blog is our family monthly updates in the form of these Me and Mine posts. I made it my mission a couple of years ago to join in with some other bloggers and capture a family photograph of us each month and write a little bit about how that month had been. And I'd been doing so well with it for such a long time, but this year has completely and utterly thrown me off, particularly during the months that our house renovations were going on.

During the renovations, it was so easy to lose track of time and in a way, we did. I also had a lot of health issues that I was trying to get to the bottom of and that was an incredibly anxious time for me. And before I knew it, I'd missed months worth of Me and Mine posts. But here I am, bringing them back and sharing a few of the family photos that I've captured over the last few months. Life over the last few months has been most definitely hectic and often stressful, but we're coming out of the other end now I think and we're starting to feel back on top of things. 


Spa Break Competition - WIN A Premium Spa Day with Treatments for Two From Red Letter Days

Everyone needs a little 'me time' every now and again don't they? Especially when life feels so busy a lot of the time! We need to have time to unwind, to relax, to reflect and to recharge and there are so many different ways to do that, but one of the best is to take some time out and spend a day being pampered and looked after at the spa. It's not something I do that often, but I have been a couple of times myself and I always come away from a spa day feeling completely relaxed and recharged - it's an amazing way to have a little time for yourself.

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How To Create A Photo Gallery Wall + Styling Your Home With Desenio

When it comes to adding the finishing touches to our home, specifically wall art, there's one brand we've always stayed loyal too - Desenio. Our style is very much quite Scandinavian, modern, rustic, cosy and homely and Desenio help us to achieve that. If you're not familiar with them, then they sell posters and frames that fit very much with a Scandinavian and Nordic style of interior. And in todays post, I am going to show you how we've used both their prints and their frames to style some of the rooms in our home following the renovations we've had done this year. 


Finished Boys Bedroom Makeover: Ethans Blue, White And Red Big Boy Room

Our little boy Ethan's, bedroom makeover is now finished and it feels so good to finally be able to say that! If you've been following our renovation journey, then you'll know that we've just had a two-storey front side extension added on to our home, which gave us a much bigger kitchen and dining area, a porch and also increased the smallest bedroom in our home (the room I'm showing you today) which made it even bigger than the middle-sized bedroom that we have. This room, which used to be Logan's nursery and is now Ethan's big boy bedroom, used to be our box room, but now it feels so spacious, airy and perfect for Ethan to grow up in and then have as a teenager. 

We're honestly so thrilled with it - it's exactly what we had hoped for and more. The younger Alex-in-me is actually a little bit jealous, as I would have loved his room as a child myself, especially the new cool bed! I've filmed a room tour for this room over on my youtube channel, but of course, I wanted to share a reveal here too and show you all what it looks like. (If you'd like to see our home and this room before the renovations, then you can take a look here).
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